Monday, June 18, 2012

Monty Oum's Haloid and Dead Fantasy

On the topic of fan made films, Monty Oum (originally web-based animator) released a video in 2007 titled Haloid that was a HUGE hit in the gaming community. The premise was an ultimate showdown between Master Chief from the popular Halo franchise and the bounty hunter Samus Aran from the Metroid series. Check out his amazing video here:

After making every fanboy scream in delight, he continued by releasing the first part of what was to be a six-part web series entitled, Dead Fantasy. While it may sound like a dirty movie featuring the undead, it's actually another crossover video pitting some of the gals from the Final Fantasy series against some of the fighters from the Dead or Alive fighting games. See the video here:

(I also have to stop and give kudos to XolarDark for being kind enough to combine all 6 chapters and uploading it in HD format to YouTube for us all to enjoy!)

The popularity of both his videos have catapulted him in the spotlight and landed him a job working with major developers such as Namco and Midway Games. He is currently collaborating with Rooster Teeth Productions on Seasons 9 and 10 of the popular Red vs. Blue series. I hope everyone has enjoyed these videos, I do not own them or am I affiliated with them in anyway. I just wanted everyone to have a chance to enjoy them.